Monday, September 6, 2010

Long road, part 6?

Yellowstone is full of surprises for us humans. 
What looks like a distance fire is really 
the steam coming off a hot springs.

What appears to be snow is a mountainside of glaciers. 
Both/either are beautiful.

Every turn in the road is an adventure, an anticipation. 

And not just tourists are staring at the surroundings. 

We crossed the Continental Divide countless times. 
 And we found the 45th Parallel.

The fireplace in the Old Faithful Inn drew us to its side. 
We sat. 

And every part of landscape held our attention. 

I appreciate everyone's comments! I look forward to catching up on my friends' blogs and stories. Altadena Hiker always makes me laugh out loud, and I see she has a few posts I just gotta read soon. Banjo52 has posts with links of poems and music that I can't wait to sit back and digest. My fellow 'Arizona' bloggers all have photos that I am looking forward to seeing, oohing over, and commenting on. 
Thanks for following Elsa and me on the road. We will be home soon, back to E and the doggies - back to hiking,  to watching sunrises in the Riparian park, thinking too hard, reading too little, and just being in awe at the beauty of life.


Sandra said...

love that bison, thanks for sharing your trip with us

Barb said...

Your journey has been scenic, and that Buffalo looks as though he finds you fascinating!

Gail said...

I have always wanted to visit here.

Thanks for letting me see it through your eyes.

Tracy said...

It sounds like you have really enjoyed your Road Trip. We'll be glad to have you back in The AZ. Thanks again for sharing!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Good to see the sun came out for you. Stunning photograph of the bison. My wunderlust has been activated by your adventure. Safe drive home

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a great place to spend a vacation.. Everything is so beautiful...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

altadenahiker said...

I like to think of you choosing the best site for your alter-ego.

Pat Tillett said...

thanks for the ongoing photo tour!
I'm loving it!

Pat MacKenzie said...

It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful our two countries are and how blessed I am to have been able to explore both of them.

BANJO52 said...

My first time in Yellowstone I saw a man leading his little boy about two hundred yards into a meadow, heading out to pat a buffalo. I kid you not. I was 21, just on the cusp of fully accepting the bottomlessness of human stupidity, and that . . . dad . . . might have clinched it.

On a brighter note, more great pics! Thanks. And thanks for the plug!

BANJO52 said...

P.S. I'm warming up to that crazy pink-haired doll of yours, though I'm embarrassed to admit it.

Elaine said...

Beautiful images of Yellowstone! I know that we will be back there again sometime in the next few years. What else does mom have on her bucket list?